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Alentejo

ALENTEJO REGION

Located in the south of Portugal and occupying an area equivalent to a third of the country, Alentejo is one of the regions that has been clamoring for the recognition of the quality of the wines it produces. The Alentejo region is vast and varied where the view is lost in extensive plains that are only interrupted by small hills. It was the Romans who generalized the culture of wine and vines in this region. This influence was so important that after more than 2,000 years we still use techniques developed by them.

The special microclimate of this sub-region is distinguished by rainfall levels slightly above the average, as well as insolation levels slightly below the Alentejo average, providing especially fresh and elegant wines.

CLIMATE

The climate is very sunny, allowing the grapes to ripen perfectly. It is a very dry region and temperatures are very high in summer.

GRAPE VARIETIES

Antão Vaz, Arinto and Roupeiro.
Main red varieties: Aragonez, Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet

sub regions

1: Portalegre
2. Borba
3. Évora
4. Redondo
5. Reguengos
6. Granja-Amareleja
7: Vidigueira
8. Moura

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Courtesy of Wines of Portugal